Three Day Reminder: Candidate Statements For NCBS Board Of Directors Election Due On June 1, 2017

Three Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are Due On June 1, 2017.

Candidate Statement & Election Information

Advance Discount Tickets Now Available For August 10-13 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

Fine food at the Good Old Fashioned!

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Advance Discount Tickets are now available for purchase online or by mail.

The 24th annual festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) August 10-13, 2017.

Online Tickets are now available on this website. Mail Order Tickets can also be purchased.

NCBS Members receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases, while non-members receive a discount. Discount Advance Ticket sales end on July 22.

NCBS Membership

GOF Flyer


The Goat Hill Girls Return To The Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series On June 1

A Goat Hill Girl

The Santa Cruz Mountains’ own Goat Hill Girls will play this coming Thursday, June 1, as part of the Northern California Bluegrass Society-welcomed FREE Thursday Bluegrass Series presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill.

Fine food and drink will be served amid great views in every direction at the top of Highway 17. The music is scheduled for 6:00-8:30pm. The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos (six miles south of Los Gatos).

NCBS Welcomes This Weekend’s Pick & Gather Festival At Riverdance Farms In Livingston

Blueberries, cherries, and strawberries will be ready for picking and gathering.

The 13th Annual Pick & Gather Festival presented by Riverdance Farms in Livingston (near Merced) will be held this Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 27-29, 2017.

The Brookdale Bluegrass Band will headline, joined by a full schedule of performers  The event will offer live music, camping, fruit in season for picking, good food and information about organic farming, river education, and swimming in the Merced River. Workshops will include music, flyfishing, kayaking, and more.

The annual gathering is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Look for the friendly NCBS Information Booth!

One Week Reminder: NCBS Board Of Directors Candidate Statements Due June 1

One Week Reminder: Candidate Statements for the NCBS Board Of Directors Election on August 12, 2017 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos are Due On June 1, 2017.

NCBS Welcomes The CBA’s SF Pride Parade Bluegrass Float & Marching Unit On June 25

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the historic California Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Pride Float in the San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade on June 25, 2017 in San Francisco.


The CBA parade entry will feature live bluegrass bands playing on the float itself and a Marching Unit Open To Bluegrass Fans of any sexual orientation.


Too tired to march in the parade? You can ride on a bluegrass scooter instead, arranged by Scooter Wrangler (Deirdre Donovan) (at) gmail (dot) com. Contact her to make a FREE reservation.

The parade unit will encourage everyone to enjoy bluegrass music in Northern California and everyone is also invited to the open bluegrass jam that will follow the parade.

Candidate Statements For The NCBS Election Are Due By June 1

Ten Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the August 12 NCBS Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1.

NCBS Welcomes The Pick & Gather Festival In Livingston On Memorial Day Weekend

NCBS welcomes tne Pick & Gather Festival to Riverdance Farms on Memorial Day Weekend (note new dates). Bluegrass music and more!